View Poll Results: How often do you pre-poo?

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Thread: Do you pre-poo?

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    Member meteor's Avatar
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    Default Do you pre-poo?

    I'm curious about how many LHC-ers use any pre-poo treatments. If you, how often do you apply it and how far ahead of a wash? Any tips or tricks to get the best out of your pre-poo treatment?

    By pre-poo I mean:
    - oil treatments / deep oiling,
    - masques applied before shampooing,
    - CWC (conditioner-shampoo-conditioner),
    - herbal/clay/henna treatments and other natural treatments (yogurt, mayonnaise, eggs, honey, etc),
    - hair growth serums / sprays / treatments for scalp before washing.



    I'll start: I usually use some simple mix of carrier oils or some Indian infused oil the night before I wash. Once in a blue moon, I'll also apply a masque an hour or so before I wash. It really depends on the weather and how dry my hair feels. I like hot oil pre-poo treatments in wintertime the most.
    I get best results if I use a plastic cap and towel on top of pre-poo, but I'm too lazy for that and it almost never drips anyway. I apply pre-poo on dry hair.

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    Default Re: Do you pre-poo?

    No, I get my moisture after a wash, from having my hair conditioned twice, then the LOC method on top of that. Makes it quite unnecessary to do a pre-shampoo treatment (tedious to me to have to apply something to your head then sit with it for half an hour or so before washing, might be just me ).
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    Default Re: Do you pre-poo?

    I agree with lapushka. I never understood putting a treatment in your hair for a little while only to wash it out. Maybe it's a coarse-haired thing? But I need to put something in my hair to leave in there after it's washed. I use petroleum jelly and mineral oil combed through wet hair and left to dry.
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    Default Re: Do you pre-poo?

    Quote Originally Posted by lapushka View Post
    No, I get my moisture after a wash, from having my hair conditioned twice, then the LOC method on top of that.
    That's interesting. I think I have the same situation in terms of using oils and leave-ins (sometimes LOC) after shower when I don't pre-poo in any way.
    But if I do use heavy oiling or masque before I wash, I almost never put anything on my hair after I get out of the shower, because my hair doesn't need it anymore.

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    Default Re: Do you pre-poo?

    I pre-poo before every wash! I just use coconut oil on my length & an ayurvedic oil & JBCO on my scalp. I put it on the night before wash day.

    ETA: I wash my hair 2x a week so I do a pre-poo twice a week

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    Default Re: Do you pre-poo?

    I wash my hair nearly every day, and put coconut oil in my hair before I go to bed almost every time. So I pre-poo like 3 or 4 times a week maybe? My hair feels stronger when I'm detangling it in the shower when I pre-poo.

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    Default Re: Do you pre-poo?

    I have recently been pre-pooing before I wash and have had nice results. I like the results from lightly oiling the bottom 2/3 of my hair one day before I wash my hair (I wash my hair twice a week).

    Moisture wise, my hair is fine, and actually does a lot better when I leave it alone after wash day, no other products after washing/conditioning in the shower. Just the water from daily shower and the moisture in the air here (yay humidity) keeps my hair moisturized and soft.

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    Default Re: Do you pre-poo?

    I pre-poo (oil or CWC) everytime I wash so every 2-3 days.

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    Default Re: Do you pre-poo?

    I pre-poo every time I wash, so about once a week. I like how it leaves my hair more manageable than any leave in I've tried.

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    Default Re: Do you pre-poo?

    I realized way too late that there will be some people who pre-poo more often than once a week. Sorry guys, there are no options for editing the poll.

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